|Do I look fat, sweetie?|
|No, honeypie, but...|
|This is not a sport! It's called entertainment, people are laughing, at you...|
Enter a million fitness gurus and gym instructors who have no doubt failed at all else in life and would rather spend the active chunks of their days telling others to do 'one more rep' or move 'leeeeft, right, left right, left right, left right, and back and front, turn around...'
|"Those who can do; those who can't teach; those who can't teach teach gym; those who can't move their arms or legs teach us to laugh at others."|
This is allegedly meant to help keep your muscles from getting sore as well as reduce the risk of injury but according to research conducted by this guy, these guys and this guy there's no point.
"Stretching before or after exercising does not confer protection from muscle soreness. Stretching before exercising does not seem to confer a practically useful reduction in the risk of injury, but the generality of this finding needs testing. Insufficient research has been done with which to determine the effects of stretching on sporting performance."Which begs the question, why? Why do people stretch when they're about to embark on a 'seemingly' major feat of physical exertion?
|Chill me! Chill me and I show him! Raargh!|
So, back to the stretching. That means all that stuff professional and especially amateur sportsmen and most especially 'fitness freaks' do is for show and if there wasn't an audience, well, then they'd probably just get on with it, like you do on that early morning jog by your lonesome, or that stroll down to the bakery or take-away.
|Um...7.5/10..that girl's gonna rock it!|
|A very bad idea!|
|We're going to the Y.M.C.A..we're going to the...|
|Somebody's watching me|
|How to come last in a marathon|
|Before the fight|
|Fight Night! Guess who didn't bother to stretch|
|Okay Jack, only 1000 reps and we're off to work...|